Welcome to Daily Musings! First, some context. While the word “daily” might leave some of you expecting a new entry every day, this will not be the case. The reason for using this word has more to do with the fact that I tend to “muse” about one topic or another (sometimes more than one) on a daily basis, but that does not necessarily translate to writing about these musings on a daily basis. I feel so much better getting that off my chest! Unlike my Spinning Tales blog, which is dedicated to stories, essays, humor, etc., the entries on this blog will be shorter and focused on memorable events and things that, on a daily basis, make me (us?) scratch our heads and say: What? Some of the entries might even evoke a slightly stronger response with a deeper head scratching ending in the loud exclamation: WTF?
Vocabulary.com states: “Use the adjective musing to describe something that’s reflective or thoughtful, like a musing diary entry that explores the meaning of life.” While at this point in time I may have given up on exploring the “meaning of life,” I was intrigued by their use of “musing diary entry.” It got me thinking about how a diary is different than a blog. I feel that many, but not all, blogs are for some the electronic version of a diary; a place where people can articulate, pontificate, verbally masturbate, educate, elucidate, vent, rant and, as I appear to have run out of “ate” words, spill their guts. For me, what makes a diary different than a blog is the audience. Diaries are normally intended to be read by the author and no one else. Unless, of course, you reach a level of fame, your diaries are discovered fifty years after your demise in an abandoned mine shaft, and made into a six episode TV mini series, with a title like: “John Doe: The Untold Story!” A blog, on the other hand, is meant to be shared. While a blog can be private, or shared with only a small select audience, most blogs are just “out there” and read by a great number of people many of whom are unknown to the author.
So, sit back, grab your libation of choice, and enjoy the ride. Feel free to leave a comment, and if you want to be kept in the loop when I post new entries, please subscribe at the bottom of the page and you will receive an email whenever I do. I promise that I will not sell your email addresses. The last thing you need is another solicitation about your expiring car warranty!